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Hollywood And The Death Of The Ship’s Captain
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Hollywood And The Death Of The Ship’s Captain

When age eight or so
If memory still serves at sunset
The World War II movie was called: “Away All Ships”
The captain at his post was killed
Waving his arms frantically at the Kamikaze
Shouting: “Get away from my ship! ”
“Get away from my ship! ”
In much the same spirit
In equal futility - and wonder –
Thirty years later I destroyed a career.
I wonder if Hollywood had allowed the good captain to live
If he too could not have survived
To yet achieve his finest day.

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